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The Cultural Industries: Towards Zero Waste
Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 12 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 12 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Presented by: Duurzaamheid in Podia en Musea

The Cultural Industries: Towards Zero Waste

Anna van Nunen Innofest (NL), Roel Coppen Friendly Fire (NL), Johanna Minnaard Rijkswaterstaat (NL)

Event production | Sustainability

English spoken


With 1,136 institutions and more than 50 million visitors on an annual basis, the cultural sector is waste-intensive. On average, 60% of the waste generated by the cultural sector disappears as non-separated residual waste in an incinerator or as landfill!
DPM | Duurzaamheid in Podia en Musea and Rijkswaterstaat ( Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) have developed a tool to change this. A group of national leaders in the cultural sector, including TivoliVredenburg and Paradiso, took the first steps in 2018 towards a more circular form of business management. After sharing lessons learned and the ensuing environmental benefits, the panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the music industry.


  • Anna van Nunen

    Anna van Nunen Innofest (NL)

    As founder of Innofest, Anna van Nunen is entirely into bringing together innovation, sustainability and the world of festivals. Innofest uses festivals as living labs for innovation testing, providing entrepreneurs with a safe and contained environment to test their prototypes. Van Nunen is part of the ‘Young Sustainable 100’ and FD’s ‘entrepreneurial talent’.

  • Roel Coppen

    Roel Coppen Friendly Fire (NL)

    Promoter, (domestic) agent and festival booker at Friendly Fire, an Amsterdam based company, promoting over 1,500 shows annually. Roel looks after Dutch artists like Kensington and Indian Askin, and international ones such as alt-J, The 1975, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lana Del Rey and Wolf Alice, and is responsible for the lineups for events such as Best Kept Secret Festival and Tuckerville Festival.

  • Johanna Minnaard

    Johanna Minnaard Rijkswaterstaat (NL)

    Johanna Minnaard (1971) studied environmental science at the University of Wageningen and has experience in both the profit and non-profit sectors in the field of sustainability. Since 2013 she is advisor at Rijkswaterstaat in the field of the circular economy, especially in waste management, plastic soup and sustainable textiles. More recently she works together with DPM on the zero waste expedition for cultural organisations in the Netherlands.


  • Remco Wagemakers

    Remco Wagemakers Duurzaamheid in Podia en Musea (NL)

    Remco Wagemakers has more than 10 years of experience in the cultural and event sector as business leader, project manager and consultant. Remco is co-owner and director of DPM | Duurzaamheid in Podia en Musea B.V. a consultancy and project management company for the cultural sector and inner city areas.

    DPM works for the Plantage (19 cultural institutions in Amsterdam such as Hermitage, National Opera & Ballet, Nemo, Royal Theater Carré), alongside several theatres, venues and museums. He has helped develop several zero waste projects and consults with the municipality of Amsterdam on the topic of waste within inner cities.